Posts From Brent Reid

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Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide, Part 3

1933–1938 Films The international solution to language-restricted talkies passes its peak years However, many classics were yet to be made before the advent of WWII ended the practise To get

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 8

The Many Faces of Nosferatu: Restored Versions on Blu-ray and DVD Count Orlok’s saga has metamorphosed through a bewildering array of different versions Edits, tints, scores, intertitles and extra features: there are literally

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 7

Serenading the Undead: So Many Scores Count Orlok’s misdeeds have had countless different live and studio-recorded scores over the years Detailing all those accompanying restorations on Blu-ray and DVD How to choose

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 6

1995 and 2006 Restorations Nosferatu’s metamorphosis continues with two new versions and many new sets of intertitles Both are equally complete and the only versions available on Blu-ray and HD digital

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 5

David Shepard and Eureka Versions After years of cult popularity, Nosferatu finally made its début on high quality home video Their source is the same print that spawned the public domain version

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 4

1981–1987 Restorations Orlok’s resurrection begins: after lying dormant for decades he was finally brought back to life Third time’s the charm: after two earlier efforts, the film was finally returned

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 3

Surviving Prints and Public Domain Version Casting light on the shadows of Nosferatu‘s greatest myth: that only one print of the film survived There are lots of early copies but

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Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults, Volume III

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2011 catalogue notes Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is one of the the key works of the entire silent era Both have inspired –

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Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults, Volume II

Il Cinema Ritrovato 1995 catalogue notes Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is one of the the key works of the entire silent era Both have inspired –

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 8

1918–1967 shorts and features in HD Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! Concluding this definitive overview of the silent movie icon’s career This time it’s the Chaplin-copyrighted